Sponsored research in the College of Media & Communication is at an all-time high. CoMC faculty have obtained more than $2.8 million in active funding from a variety of sponsors, including the National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, United States Department of Agriculture, and more.
College faculty are using their expert knowledge of communication to explore important
topics, including effective science communication, human-machine communication, health
care, predatory publishing, cyberinfrastructure and more.
Dr. Rauf Arif (Co-Investigator),
“The Origins of Magnetite-Pipes in the Bushveld Complex, South Africa and Their Strategic-Mineral
Other Collaborators: Dr. Callum Heatherington, PI (TTU Dept. of Geosciences)
Dr. Jaime Banks,
“Moral Agency in Robot-human InterActions (MARIA)”
Sponsor: Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Dr. Ioana Coman (PI),
“Organizational Social Listening & Corporate Climate Advocacy: What Happens When Organizations
Sponsor: The Arthur W. Page Center at Pennsylvania State University
Dr. Glenn Cummins (PI), Dr. Melissa Gotlieb (Co-PI), & Dr. Bryan McLaughlin (Co-PI),
“Annual AEJMC Surveys”
Dr. Glenn Cummins (Co-Investigator) & Lisa Low (Co-Investigator),
"The Consumer Experience: Using Innovative Research Tools to Develop and Test Messages
about Food and Agricultural Sciences"
Collaborators: Dr. Courtney Meyers (PI), Dr. Erika Irlbeck (Co-Investigator), Dr. Courtney Gibson (Co-Investigator), Dr. Matt Baker (Texas A&M University)
Sherice Gearhart (PI) & Ioana Coman (Co-Investigator), Alexander Moe (Co-Investigator, SUNY Brockport) "Is Facebook News Biased Against my Opinion?: Testing the Influence of comments on the Hostile Media Effect & a Solution to the Problem."
Sponsor: Waterhouse Family Institute for the Study of Communication and Society (WFI)
- Villanova University (2020).
Other collaborators: Sydney Brammer
Dr. Kerk Kee (PI),
“Organizational Capacity and Capacity Building for Cyberinfrastructure Diffusion”
Dr. Kerk Kee (Co-PI),
“Conversational Agents for Supporting Sustainable Implementation and Systemic Diffusion
of Cyberinfrastructure and Science Gateways”
Dr. Justin Keene (Co-PI),
“NEA Research Lab on The Arts, Health, and Social/Emotional Well-Being”
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts
Collaborators: Dr. Stacy Elko (TTU School of Art); Dr. Melinda Corwin (TTU Health Sciences Center); Dr. John Velez (Ohio State University)
Dr. Amy Koerber (Principal Investigator), Dr. Glenn Cummins (Co-PI), Dr. Lyombe[CG1] Eko (Co-PI), Dr. Kerk Kee (Co-PI), and Dr. Karin Ardon-Dryer (Co-PI; Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences)[CG2] , “STEM Training in Ethics of Publication Practices (STEPP)”
Dr. Asheley Landrum (Co-PI),
“Cracking the Code: Millennial Science Engagement”
Other Collaborators: Sue Ellen McCann, Principal Investigator (KQED-TV), Sevda Eris, Co-PI (KQED-TV)
Dr. Asheley Landrum (Co-PI), “Influencing Young Adults' Science Engagement and Learning with COVID-19 Media Coverage”
Collaborators: Sue Ellen McCann, Principal Investigator (KQED-TV), Sevda Eris, Co-PI (KQED-TV)
Dr. Katie Langford, Ph.D. (Co-PI),
“Consumer Decision Making in Healthcare”
Sponsor: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Collaborators: Dr. Deidre Popovich (Rawls College of Business) & Dr. Kelly Frias (American University)
Dr. Amber McCord (Co-Investigator),
“Improving Communication of National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) Studies”
Collaborators: Dr. Katie Abrams, Principal Investigator, Colorado State University
- Innovation Diffusion Lab
- This project is tied to an NSF CAREER grant awarded to Kerk Kee, Ph.D. studying the impact of organizational capacity on the diffusion of cyberinfrastructure.
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